Sea moss is available in a wide variety of choices, ranging from capsules to gel. The gel is a favorite for many people because of how easy it is to use in smoothies and nutrition drinks.
It is virtually tasteless when added to a recipe. With a recommended daily dose of one to two tablespoons, many people add this amount to their favorite drink to get their daily serving of nutrients.
If you are looking for something to spice up your sea moss gel routine, look no further! It is possible to create amazing, fruit-infused sea moss gel to add zing and flavor to any recipe!
This article will walk you through how to make a variety of flavored sea moss gel recipes so you can enjoy new ways to take this beneficial supplement.
Can You Flavor Sea moss?
You can flavor sea moss with a variety of substances. Since sea moss is virtually tasteless, almost anything you like can be added to the gel to give it flavor.
One of the best things about infusing fruits or herbs into your sea moss gel is that you are getting the added benefit of the medicinal properties in the fruit and herbs, in addition to what sea moss provides.
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Why should Sea moss be flavored?
There are many reasons why it can be a good idea to flavor sea moss.
For starters, it makes taking sea moss in your daily smoothie that much more flavorful. Adding flavored sea moss to a nutrition drink brings a whole new taste to the drink you enjoy daily. Additionally, flavored sea moss can increase the nutrition in your daily serving.
Even though sea moss gel usually doesn’t have a taste, flavoring it can also help those with extremely sensitive taste buds when consuming sea moss.
Flavoring makes it much easier to take for these people.
Benefits of flavored Sea moss gel
Adding fruit or herbs to sea moss gel isn’t just about adding a whole new flavor, although this is a great reason to try it.
It is also about increasing the benefits of the gel you add to your smoothies and nutrition drinks each day.
Adding fruit to sea moss gel increases the number of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in the sea moss.
Many fruits are naturally high in antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin C. This additional nutrient content only makes your sea moss gel more potent and powerful.
Infusing herbs in sea moss gel can also do so much. Depending on the herb, you may be able to create a tailored supplement to target your specific needs.
For example, if you want to create an immune-nourishing sea moss gel, you can infuse it with elderberry.
If you want to create a sea moss gel that targets digestive health, you can infuse it with ginger.
If you want to create a sea moss gel that targets anxiety and stress, you can infuse it with lavender, chamomile, or lemon balm.
The choices are endless.
How to Prepare Flavored Sea Moss Gel Step-by-Step
Before you get started making flavored sea moss gel, make sure you are adequately prepared for the process.
Below is a list of things you want to have on hand before you get started:
What do you need to make flavored sea moss gel?
To make flavored sea moss gel, you will need the fruit or herbs of your choice to add flavor. You will also need a natural sweetener, water, a stock pot, a strainer, dried sea moss, and a sterile glass jar with a lid for storage.
The best way to make flavored sea moss is in the kitchen on the stove.
It is always best for health reasons to avoid using cookware that has been coated in nonstick coating. Nonstick coating has been associated with carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals.
Use stainless steel cookware if possible and not aluminum, as aluminum can be toxic.
Additionally, use utensils for stirring that are wooden and not plastic, as plastic leaches toxins into the foods you eat, especially if you are using plastic to cook and exposing it to heat.
The goal is to create the best, the purest product you can create.
After all, you are taking sea moss for health and wellness.
Another way to make flavored sea moss gel without using heat or the stove will also be explained below.
This method is best when using fresh fruit.
List of flavor ingredients for sea moss gel
Some popular flavors to add to sea moss gel include strawberry, mango, key limes, orange, raspberry, pineapple, apple, and elderberry.
Herbs like hibiscus flower, rose, honeysuckle, dandelion flowers, licorice root, and lavender create a lovely and therapeutic floral flavor.
This list above is by no means comprehensive.
Feel free to experiment with any flavors you choose.
Get creative and have fun.
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Steps to Making Flavored Sea Moss Gel
1. Wash and Rinse the sea moss
Using dried sea moss is the best way to start making flavored sea moss gel.
Many dried sea mosses are minimally processed to preserve nutrients, so it is up to you to make sure you wash it well before getting started.
To begin, you will need to know how much dried sea moss to rinse off. There is often no need to create gel with all the dried sea moss you have.
Around ¾ cup of dried sea moss will be all it takes to make a sixteen ounce jar of gel. Place ¾ cup of dried sea moss into a colander.
Rinse it off well in the sink, using the sprayer if possible. Make sure to rinse off all the salt and debris you see on the plant.
Rinse it off anywhere from two to three times. After all the salt and debris have been removed, you are ready to rehydrate your sea moss.
2. Soak the washed sea moss
Soaking sea moss is a method to rehydrate it and get it ready to blend into gel.
To do this properly, place your rinsed sea moss into a bowl and add anywhere from two to three times more water than the sea moss.
You do not need to soak the sea moss if you want to make an herb-infused gel, so skip this step if that is your plan.
You can also skip this part if you would rather make sea moss gel on the stove and infuse your fruit this way.
It’s completely up to you.
If you wish to skip this part and go straight to the stove method, see the steps below under “How to infuse sea moss with fruit” and “How to make herb-infused sea moss.”
Using natural spring water is optimal, but you may also use filtered well water or bottled spring water.
Avoid using tap water or water that has been fluoridated. Soak your sea moss overnight at room temperature in the bowl of water.
The next day, you may notice that the sea moss will have taken on a thicker consistency. It will more than double in size and may appear lighter in color. This is completely normal.
Once you have soaked your sea moss overnight, you are ready to create an infusion with it.
At this point, you are ready to make fruit-infused sea moss in a blender.
Fruit-infused Sea Moss Gel
How to Make Fruit-infused Sea Moss Gel
As mentioned above, there are two main ways to make fruit and herb-infused sea moss gel.
The first way involves cooking the rinsed sea moss in water on the stove and adding fruit or herbs and the second method involves blending the soaked sea moss with fruit in a blender.
The soaking and blender method works great when using fresh fruits and the cooking method is ideal for making sure the medicinal properties in herbs and some fruits (like elderberry) are infused into the gel thoroughly.
Before you begin, make sure you have your fruit chopped and ready.
Having around one half to one cup of each type of fruit you wish to use is ideal.
How to infuse sea moss with fruit
The Stovetop Method:
The stovetop method is great for infusing medicinal fruits and berries like juniper, cranberry, or hawthorn berries.
A little heat can improve infusion of the active compounds into the sea moss gel.
- In a pot on the stove, add the rinsed sea moss and three to four times more water than sea moss. Keep stirring under low to medium heat.
- Add a cup of the desired medicinal berry or fruit you want to infuse. Make sure the fruit is chopped well.
- Keep stirring this until it comes to a rolling boil. Once this happens, immediately reduce heat to low and let it simmer.
- Keep simmering until you notice the sea moss begin to thicken significantly and the water takes on a gel-like consistency.
- Add a little water as needed if you notice the water level dropping too much. Continue to stir and keep an eye on your pot.
- When you notice the substance take on a gel-like consistency and the fruit you added looks blanched, you can remove the pot from heat.
- Carefully place a large strainer over a bowl and pour the contents of the pot through the strainer and into the bowl. There will be some spent chunks of fruit and possibly a few sea moss pieces, but this is normal.
- Carefully pour the contents of the bowl into a sterile glass jar and store this in the refrigerator. Use up to two tablespoons daily for best results.
Some people prefer adding more sweetness to their sea moss recipes.
If you want to do this, simply add a tablespoon (or whatever amount you prefer) of natural sweetener such as raw honey, agave syrup, or raw maple syrup to the pot when cooking.
The Blender Method:
The blender method is perfect for adding fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas, mango, and pineapple to your sea moss gel.
This method is idea for preserving the nutritional value of these fruits for optimal benefits. Follow the steps below to create this infusion:
- Follow the steps above to rinse and soak your sea moss overnight.
- The next day after soaking, remove the rehydrated sea moss from the bowl and discard the water.
- Add the sea moss to a blender, along with a cup of your favorite chopped fruit(s).
- Add a small amount of water to the blender as well. You can add more if you need to, but start small and increase the water in increments if needed.
- Blend everything together until it has a smooth, gel-like consistency.
- Fruits are sweet on their own, but if you feel like you want to add more sweetness to your fruit infusion, try adding a small amount of stevia, raw honey, raw maple syrup, or agave syrup.
- After everything is blended smoothly, carefully pour the contents of the blender into a sterile glass jar with a lid and store this in the refrigerator.
List of fruits that can be infused into Sea moss gel
Below is a list of fruits that taste great infused into sea moss gel.
Add one type of fruit listed, or you can mix it up and make fruit blends. Try to stick to one cup of fruit when making infusions, whether blended or the same fruit.
This will ensure you have a full sixteen ounce jar of sea moss and fruit infused gel at the end of the process.
Fruit list for Sea Moss Gel:
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apple (with cinnamon for a great taste)
pomegranate (stovetop method best for this),
Herb-infused Sea Moss Gel
How to make herb-infused sea moss gel
Herb-infused sea moss gel is best made on the stovetop to help the herbs infuse into the sea moss and water better.
In addition, since this method requires straining at the end, the spent herb matter can be removed from the gel easier.
Follow the stops below to make herb-infused sea moss gel:
- Add rinsed sea moss to a pot on the stove, along with three to four times more water than sea moss. Slowly turn up the heat to medium while stirring.
- Add two to four tablespoons of the chopped and dried herbs of your choice. Keep stirring the pot and turn up the heat a little more until the pot begins to boil. You may choose to add something to sweeten the gel at this time, such as a tablespoon of raw honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup.
- Once everything begins to boil, turn down the heat to low and let the pot simmer. Keep stirring and add water if needed so the level doesn’t go down too far. Don’t add too much or it will not become gel-like in consistency.
- Once the contents of the pot turn to a gel-like consistency, you are ready to turn off the heat and strain everything out.
- Carefully pour the contents of the pot through a large strainer and into a bowl. Press the plant material and other debris left behind into the strainer to release all the liquid from it and into the bowl.
- Pour the strained contents of the bowl into a sterile glass jar with a lid and store it in the refrigerator.
List of herbs that can be infused into sea moss gel
There are many herbs you can add to sea moss gel to target a wide variety of issues.
Follow the examples below for ideas on great herb combinations to add to sea moss gel, as well as what these herbs can do for you:
- Herb blend for digestive health: one tbsp. chamomile and one tbsp. peppermint
- Herb blend for immune health: one tbsp. Echinacea and one tbsp. astragalus
- Herb blend for anxiety: one tbsp. skullcap and one tbsp. lemon balm
- Herb blend for sleep: one tbsp. lavender and one tbsp. California poppy
- Herb blend for kidney and liver health: one tbsp. burdock root and one tbsp. dandelion root
- Herb blend for female hormone health: one tbsp. vitex berries and one tbsp. motherwort
- Herb blend for male hormone health: one tbsp. pine pollen and one tbsp. ginseng
How to make Sea moss – Elderberry gel
Elderberry sea moss gel is a potent and powerful ally for cold and flu season. It can help boost the immune system so the body can fight off viruses.
Follow he steps below to make this remedy:
- In a pot on the stove, add ¾ cup of rinsed sea moss and four times more water than sea moss. Add one cup of dried or fresh elderberries.
- Turn up the heat to medium and continually stir everything. Keep stirring until the mixture begins to boil.
- Once it starts to boil, reduce heat and let this simmer while covered (add water to keep the level from getting too low but be careful not to add too much).
- Turn the heat down to low and stir the pot. Watch for the mixture to take on a gel-like consistency. Once it begins to thicken, remove the pot from heat.
- Carefully pour the contents of the pot through a large strainer and into a bowl.
- Press on the strainer with a spoon or other utensil to squish out all the liquid from the berries and other material in the strainer.
- Pour the contents of the bowl into a sterile glass jar with a lid and store this in the refrigerator.
How long does flavored sea moss gel last?
Flavored sea moss gel lasts anywhere from three weeks to one month in the refrigerator. This is a good rule of thumb for most sea moss gel preparations.
How long does fruit-infused sea moss gel last?
In general, you should be able to store fruit-infused sea moss gel in the refrigerator for around three weeks. Write the date on the outside of the jar so you can keep track of things.
How long does herb-infused sea moss gel last?
Like fruit-infused sea moss gel, herb-infused sea moss gel can last anywhere from three weeks to one month if stored in the refrigerator. Discard anything that remains after one month.